pulling changes from repository

Postby wclass on Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:59 pm

When I open a project in the new Flare that is connected to Madcap Central, it asks if I want to pull the latest changes. However, it doesn't give me a list of what changes are there so I don't want to say yes until I know what will be updated.

Is this a case of the question asked in the wrong place - is it a Central issue, or is this how any system bound to source control works? My natural reaction is to open up a project and then use the Central pane to view the status and work from there. In general, I don't bind my projects to source control as it slows everything down - I am used to manual updates, so I am partly wanting to know how the workflow with Central works.
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Re: pulling changes from repository

Postby Nita Beck on Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:51 am

This is how source-bound projects in Flare have always worked, regardless of the source control used (at least, I know this to be true for Git and Subversion). Flare has never had a command for viewing the change log (view the history) of the entire project (technically, of the repository where the project is stored). Viewing the change log has always been something one has had to do by viewing the repository.

To view change logs, you'll need to work in MadCap Central on the web. Select the project in Central and then select Repository from the buttons at the right. Next, select the History button from the toolbar above the project. This will display a list of your commits. (You can switch to see All Commits, if you wish, if you're co-authoring the project with others.) To view what changed in a given commit, click the commit's button. That will then list all the files that were changed, added, and (I think but don't quote me) deleted. You might need to examine several commits this way to see what all might have changed since the last time you committed changes.

I'll look around Central (I'm a newbie, too) a bit more to see if there is a way to view a change log of the entire repository, instead of individual commits.
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Re: pulling changes from repository

Postby wclass on Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:35 pm

Thanks Nita, glad you could confirm for me how other source-bound projects work.
Will continue testing this Central thing. By the way, our Melbourne Flare user group has set up a sample project so we can try it during the beta release time.
Stay tuned!
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